Following the light

This is an image of Italian artist Andrea Mantegna's 15th-century painting "Adoration of the Magi."

Night was falling at the end of a gray day. A few dozen silent, shabby figures were sitting at round tables waiting. 


The Night of Las Posadas

I slammed the door on Joseph and Mary the other night. That was after I threatened to slap them. It wasn’t a renunciation of faith, but an expression of it, however. I was participating in my first Las Posadas celebration and playing the part of an innkeeper.


His perfect time

clock with bible

I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I pray, nothing seems to happen. I don’t hear any big, booming voices. I either think I must pray harder or use different words. Does God even hear me? Is this whole Christian life a sham?!  


You're an original sinner, and that's good news

An image of Mary is seen at the base of a Marian statue

It sounds cranky, gloomy, even angry. Christianity teaches that we human beings can’t help making a huge mess of things.


Let us Lectio: Memorial of Our Lady of Loreto

On the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto we bring our focus to the Santa Casa or Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the site of the conception of Jesus Christ.